The APA is offering a number of “emerging measures” for further research and clinical evaluation. These patient assessment measures were developed to be administered at the initial patient interview and to monitor treatment progress. They should be used in research and evaluation as potentially useful tools to enhance clinical decision-making and not as the sole basis for making a clinical diagnosis. Instructions, scoring information, and interpretation guidelines are provided; further background information can be found in DSM-5. The APA requests that clinicians and researchers provide further data on the instruments’ usefulness in characterizing patient status and improving patient care at http://www.dsm5.org/Pages/Feedback-Form.aspx. Measure: LEVEL 2—Anger—Parent/Guardian of Child Age 6-17 (PROMIS Emotional Distress—Calibrated Anger Measure—Parent) Rights granted: This material can be reproduced without permission by clinicians for use with their patients. Any other use, including electronic use, requires written permission of the PROMIS Health Organization (PHO). Rights holder: PROMIS Health Organization (PHO) and PROMIS Cooperative Group To request permission for any other use beyond what is stipulated above, contact: PROMIS Health Organization (PHO) LEVEL 2—Anger—Parent/Guardian of Child Age 6-17* * PROMIS Emotional Distress—Calibrated Anger Measure—Parent1 Child’s Name: _______________________ Age: ____ Sex: Male Female Date:_____________ What is your relationship with the child receiving care? ______________________________________________________________ Instructions to parent/guardian: On the DSM-5 Level 1 cross-cutting questionnaire that you just completed, you indicated that during the past 2 weeks your child receiving care has been bothered by “seeming irritated or easily annoyed” and/or “seeming angry or lost his/her temper” at a mild or greater level of severity. The questions below ask about these feelings in more detail and especially how often your child receiving care has been bothered by a list of symptoms during the past 7 days. Please respond to each item by marking ( or x) one box per row. Clinician Use In the past SEVEN (7) DAYS… 1. My child felt mad. My child was so angry he/she felt like 2. yelling at somebody. My child was so angry he/she felt like 3. throwing something. 4. My child felt upset. 5. When my child got mad, he/she stayed mad. Never Almost Never Sometimes Often Almost Always 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 Item Score Total/Partial Raw Score: Prorated Total Raw Score: T-Score: 1 This measure was not tested in the DSM-5 Field Trials. ©2008-2012 PROMIS Health Organization (PHO) and PROMIS Cooperative Group. This material can be reproduced without permission by clinicians for use with their patients. Any other use, including electronic use, requires written permission of the PHO. Instructions to Clinicians The DSM-5 Level 2—Anger—Parent/Guardian of Child Age 6–17 measure is the 5-item PROMIS Calibrated Anger Measure that assesses the pure domain of anger in children and adolescents. The measure is completed by the parent or guardian about the child prior to a visit with the clinician. Each item asks the parent or guardian to rate the severity of his or her child’s anger during the past 7 days. Scoring and Interpretation Each item on the measure is rated on a 5-point scale (1=almost never; 2=rarely; 3=sometimes; 4=often; and 5=almost always) with a range in score from 5 to 25 with higher scores indicating greater severity of anger. The clinician is asked to review the score on each item on the measure during the clinical interview and indicate the raw score for each item in the section provided for “Clinician Use.” The raw scores on the 5 items should be summed to obtain a total raw score. Next, the T-score table should be used to identify the T-score associated with the total raw score and the information entered in the T-score row on the measure. Score T-Score SE 5 29 5.1 6 34.4 4.4 7 38.1 4.1 8 41.3 3.9 9 44.2 3.9 10 47.1 3.9 11 49.9 3.9 12 52.7 4 13 55.4 4.1 14 58 4.1 15 60.8 4.1 16 63.5 4.1 17 66 4 18 68.3 4 19 70.5 3.9 20 72.7 3.9 21 74.9 3.9 22 77.2 3.9 23 79.6 3.9 24 82.1 4 25 85.2 4.2 Note: This look-up table works only if all items on the form are answered. If 75% or more of the questions have been answered, you are asked to prorate the raw score and then look up the conversion to T-Score. The formula to prorate the partial raw score to Total Raw Score is: (Raw sum x number of items on the short form) Number of items that were actually answered If the result is a fraction, round to the nearest whole number. For example, if 4 of 5 items were answered and the sum of those 4 responses was 17, the prorated raw score would be 17 X 5/4 = 21, after rounding. The T-score in this example would be 77.2. The T-scores are interpreted as follows: Less than 55 55.0—59.9 60.0—69.9 70 and over = None to slight = Mild = Moderate = Severe If more than 25% of the total items (in this case more than 1) are missing a response, the scores should not be used. Therefore, the parent or guardian should be encouraged to complete all of the items on the measure. ©2008-2012 PROMIS Health Organization (PHO) and PROMIS Cooperative Group. Frequency of Use To track change in the severity of the child’s anger over time, the measure may be completed at regular intervals as clinically indicated, depending on the stability of the child’s symptoms and treatment status. For consistency, it is preferred that completion of the measures at follow-up appointments is by the same parent or guardian. Consistently high scores on a particular domain may indicate significant and problematic areas for the child that might warrant further assessment, treatment, and follow-up. Your clinical judgment should guide your decision. Instructions, scoring, and frequency of use on this page only: Copyright © 2013 American Psychiatric Association. All rights reserved. This material can be reproduced without permission by researchers and by clinicians for use with their patients.
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